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Flights to Hilo, Hawaii

Shaya76
New Arrival

 Aloha Everyone! Just today I saw the news that Southwest is most likely including Hilo as a destination in its Hawaii service. I live in Hilo and my family is in San Diego. To hear that Southwest was going to start flights to Hawaii was amazing enough, but the chance that there could even be just one inter-island flight on Southwest, let alone a possible direct flight to California, has left me speechless with joy. I have nothing against Hawaiian Airlines, but for us here on Hilo Side of the Big Island if we wanted to fly from Hilo and not Kona we were at Hawaiian's mercy and had to fork up whatever price they gave us. The possibility that Southwest may fly to Hilo is not only great news for residents but also a boon to our economy by giving residents and visitors alike more options and hopefully cheaper fares with healthy competition. If that blue, red and gold bird ever lands at ITO I for one will be one of the first people buying a ticket and I'm pretty sure other Hiloans will be right behind me. Mahalo

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Re: Flights to Hilo, Hawaii

dfwskier
Rising Star

Hello.

 

There does seem to be some discussion about Hilo happening. You heard about if before any non-Southwest employee on the mainland.

 

You must have been looking at:

 

https://beatofhawaii.com/southwest-hawaii-airline-update/

 

Just to be clear. I am not a Southwest employee. So I have to pull a Sgt. Schultz and say "I know nothing (factual )"

Re: Flights to Hilo, Hawaii

Shaya76
New Arrival

Hello Sgt. Schultz, LOL

 

Before the article on November 12th, 2018 in Beat of Hawaii there was a previous article in the Hawaii Tribune-Herald on October 26th, 2018:

 

 https://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/2018/10/26/hawaii-news/southwest-airlines-still-bullish-on-hilo...

 

Also, to be clear, nothing in my post said that this was definite or how the flights or flight would manifest itself. Only that there was a possibility and that I supported this possibility and why. 

 

Happy Flying

 

 

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Re: Flights to Hilo, Hawaii

DMurphy422
New Arrival

I just too a flight last week and in the in-flight magazine page 18 they give an update.  The initial airposts are HNL, OGG, LIH, and KOA with non-stop service to/from San Jose, Sacramento, Oakland, and San Diego.

 

https://issuu.com/southwestmag/docs/november2018

 

Dan